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1. “ The Friend of India," July-December, 1855.

2. The Rajmahal Hills, or Damun-i-koh; Journal of a Tour,

&c. by Capt. W. S. Sherwill, 66th Goorkha Regt., ... 223


1. Official and Descriptive Catalogue of the Madras Exhibia

tion of 1855.

2. Madras Exhibition of 1855. Catalogue Raisonnée of the

thirty Classes into which the Articles in the Exhibi.

tion are divided, with an Index of the Subjects com-

prised in each Class, and of the names of Exhibitors :

Compiled for the use of the Jurors. By Lieut. H. P.

Hawkes, S. A., Commissary General, Assistant to the

Director of Arrangements to the Madras Exhibition.

Published by authority of the Sub-Committee of Arts

and Manufactures. Madras, 1855.

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The History of Persia from the most early period to the

present time. By Major General Sir John Malcolm,

G. C. B. K. L. S., Governor of Bombay. A new edi-

tion, revised, in two volumes. London. John Murray,

Albemarle Street.

Purchas, his Pilgrimes. In five Books. London: Printed

by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, and are

to be sold at his shop in Paul's Church-yard at the

signe of the Rose : 1625.

Sir Anthony Sherley, his Relation of his Travels into Persia,

the Dangers and Distresses which befel him in his

Passage, both by Sea and Land, and his strange and un-

expected Deliverences, his magnificent: entertainment

in Persia, his honorable imploynient 'there, hence as

Embassadour to the Princes of Christendome, &c. &c.

London : Printed for Nathaniel Burder and Joseph

Bagpet, 1613.

The Three Brothers, or the Trávels and Adyentures of Sir

Anthony, Sir Robert and Sir Thomas Sherley, in

Persia, Russia, Turkey, Spain, &c. London : 1825, ... 285

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1. Blue Books from Ceylon for the years 1836 to 1854.

2. Evidence taken before the Committee of the House of

Commons appointed to enquire into administration

of the Government of Ceylon, in 1849-50. 2 vols.

3. Ceylon Almanac, 1834 to 1855.

4. Colombo Newspapers, from 1834 to November, 1855, 313


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and Thomas Thomson, M.D., F.L.S., Surgeon, H.

E. I. C. S. Vol. I. London, 1855.

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made for the late J. F. Cathcart, Esq., B. C. S. The

Descriptions by J. D. Hooker, M.D., F.R.S. Folio.

London, 1855.

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gal, the Sikkim, and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia

Mountains, &c. By J. D. Hooker, M.D., R.N.F.R.S.,

with Maps and Illustrations. A new edition. Svo.

2 vols. London, 1855.

4. Western Himalaya and Thibet: a Narrative of a Jour-

ney through the Mountains of Northern India, dur-

ing the years 1847-8. By Thomas Thomson, M.D.,

F.L.S., Surgeon, Bengal Army. 8vo. London, 1855.

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DeCandolle. 2 vols. 8vo. Paris, 1855.

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nous and naturalized in the Agri-Horticultural So-

ciety's Garden, Madras. 1853.

8. Report of the Government Botanical and Horticultural

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1846, entitled —" Hints on Irregular Cavalry, &c.

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1. Report on Lunatic Asylums in the Bengal Presidency ;

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Western Provinces. Calcutta, 1855.

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By John Macpherson, M. D., in Medical charge of

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Art. I.-1. The Gong. By MAJOR Vetch. Edinburgh, 1852. 2. An Englishman's Life in India. By H. Moses, M. D.

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1854. 5. A Selection from the Writings of the late Henry Torrens, B. A.

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ANGLO-INDIANS are not without honorable representatives in the realm of letters. Sir William Jones, Wilford, and Elphinstone enjoy a reputation scarcely inferior to that of Hastings, Wellesley, and Metcalfe, and yet we are hardly entitled to style ourselves a literary community. The fact is, that books do not necessarily constitute a literature. Many and weighty are the tomes put forth by the Asiatic Society, but the writers of those abstruse papers, men honored and honorable in their vocation, would not venture to claim a place in the sacred Walhalla of illustrious authors. Even those famous men whom we have mentioned, leaders of the heavy brigade of Anglo-Indian scholarship, would retreat modestly from that threshold, being themselves the first to acknowledge that as had been their work so must be their reward ; as they had forced secrets from nature, or from the scarcely less reluctant obscurity of byegone ages, so they were to be honored as men of science, as antiquarians, as philologists; but inas,


much as their written works had been only as it were the accidental supplement of their discoveries, they neither demanded nor wished to be judged by them. The energies of a great author are in his writings ;—the writings of the most celebrated orientalists have been but the record of the practical work to which their energies had been devoted. Hence it follows that Sir William Jones, the greatest name in Anglo-Indian literature, is praised by hundreds, but read by units: hence it follows that Mount Stuart Elphinstone, the learned, faithful, painstaking and accomplished historian of India, is indeed an invaluable guide to the professional man or the deliberate student in India, but caviare to the general reader in England. It is no disparagement to those eminent men to whom India owes so much, to say that in the gift of expression they appear mostly to have been deficient. This is a deficiency which in this garrulous age we may not only pardon, but even envy in the case of men whose costiveness of words has been recompensed by copiousness of deeds : they did good service-better none-in ascertaining the condition and antecedents of the new countries of which England had become possessed, and if in the record of these discoveries they neither aimed at nor attained the supplementary reputation of being brilliant authors, we have little ground for wonder, and none for censure.

But while this division of Indian worthies moves on with dignified confidence to its own proper resting place in the temple of Fame, nor cares to linger before the Court of Letters where its proper resting place is not, this latter Court is besieged by a noisier and inferior troop-peremptorily demanding admittance in the name of Anglo-Indian light literature.

Poets it is confessed we have not. Biographers and historians are equally wanting: nor is this unnatural. We AngloIndians form, after all, not a nation but a colony; not even a colony but a garrison; we take our serious literature like our pale ale from the mother country; why should we produce what we can so easily import? But inasmuch as we are a community of educated Europeans, enjoying on the whole considerable leisure, what more natural than that we should expatiate in the more flowery fields of letters; that we should take our chance, nay that we should excel as epigrammatists, as writers of arti. cles, as novelists or as wits ?

Certainly, this is the one style of literature which AngloIndian life has evinced a tendency to call forth ; and it would appear at first sight as if the demand for amusement on the one hand, and the vacant hours which we all have to dispose of in this country on the other, did furnish a combination of circumstances favourable to a supply of successful literature. It

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